Writing Prompt 93: My favourite spot

“Describe a room in your house” One of my favourite spots in the apartment is the dining area. It’s right off the kitchen and technically part of the same ‘room’ as the living area, but it’s its own defined space, really. The dining table, with its four matching chairs, is a light coloured wood surface […]

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Prompt 92: Learning through podcasts

“Something more you’d like to know about” I’ve started listening to podcasts on my way to work. What used to be 20 to 25 minutes of silent transition between one place and another is now filled with informational ramblings about interesting things that I would never have known to investigate. I started with Malcolm Gladwell’s […]

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What a week

It’s been quite the week, I’ll tell you. I started a new job, got to watch Del Potro play not one, but two fantastic tennis matches, and, most importantly for me at least, my story, Dear Friend, won a short story competition and has been published on Reedsy’s blog. It’s a special story to me, because […]

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Prompt 85: Imaginary friends

“Create an imaginary friend (human or not)” I have a friend named Puzzles. I’m not quite sure if  Puzzles is a he or a she, but this friend showed up as if from nowhere one day and hasn’t left my side since. Puzzles is magical, you see, and invisible to everyone except me. 

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Prompt 82: My own bucket list

“Write a list of things to do before you die” A few prompts ago, I got to write out a bucket list for my favourite superhero. Today is my turn! Now, my list may seem small and not too ambitious, but bear with me anyway!

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Prompt 79: Superhero bucket list

“Write a bucket list for your favourite superhero” First things first. Who is my favourite superhero? I had to sit back and think on this for a second. We are so overexposed to the superhero world lately that I find it hard to pick. For the sake of this prompt, though, let’s say that Storm, […]

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Prompt 78: Rewriting history

“Rewrite the Gettysburg Address for today’s audience” Note: I have to say first and foremost that this felt wrong to do…Lincoln was so eloquent in the words he chose for this speech, and English seems to have been made much baser since then. See original below. Forty seven years ago, our ancestors established here a […]

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Prompt 77: I’ve got two dollars in my pocket

“Two dollars isn’t a lot of money, unless…” …you live in a backward universe where efficiency and simplicity are the concepts that define value and thus small and easily measured numbers carry more weight than long or fragmented ones. Two dollars makes you rich. But not as much as one dollar does. Imagine that.

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Bringing characters to life

Today, as part of the research I’m doing for this little writing project of mine, I read a lot about this one day in the Second World War: December 16, 1943. Why that day,  you ask? Well, according to our family records, this was the day that Allan Reid Cameron, my great-great-uncle, died while on […]

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Prompt 76: What I see outside my window

“Five things you see out the nearest window” The farthest point positioned outside my window is Mount Baker. It sits beyond a cluster of buildings, on the other (wrong) side of the border. During sunsets, the pink and orange light bounces off it, highlighting the snowy tips that shift in size with the transition of […]

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